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Y Castell Apartment 3

(Ref. 926396)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • castle (13)

48 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage with sea and castle views, a short walk to the shops."

    The flat has everything we needed for a relaxing holiday with parking directly outside the flat no problem all week. We had trips to Llandudno, Betws-y-coed, Caernarfon, and really enjoyed the castle at Criccieth and the beaches. The pitch and putt in the park was great fun and only £10 for a family of four. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2024

  • "The apartment is just off the beachfront in Criccieth with views down to the sea out of the front and Criccieth castle from the kitchen."

    The lounge and master bedroom are spacious and comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped. It is a great base for activities around the Llŷn peninsula and Snowdonia, being around 45 minutes from Llanberis and one of the Snowdon ascents, closer to an hour for some other routes. There is also a great beginner hike up Moel-Y-Gest around 10 minutes away. We had a great time walking the incredible scenery around Snowdonia and always looked forward to relaxing back at the apartment after a long day. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacob4.4Jun 2024

  • "This is a very good apartment in a good location with plenty of walking opportunities along the coast."

    We looked upon the climb to the 2nd floor as good health exercise. Contact with owner was very swift when we had a problem. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2024

  • "Excellent stay and well maintained flat."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely relaxing stay in a beautiful location; beach and Criccieth Castle literally a stones throw away (and there are plenty of stones to choose from) and all other facilities (shops, pubs and lots of food offers) in short walking distance (although some inclines to negotiate); some great walks nearby, direct from the end of the road, and Porthmadog and Portmerion are just a short drive from the accomodation."

    Only 45-50 ish minutes to Snowdon if you fancy the mountains, with an awe inspiring drive through Llanberis Pass in the low mist (although I would recommend the longer route via main roads and Caenarfon if you/ your wife/ husband are of a nervous disposition!) Our second stay here and would definitely go back..Loved it!!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is our 3 visit & as before it was home from home."

    We had sunshine each day & although it was very cold outside we managed our walks.Then back to cosy accommodation. We will return

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2024

  • "Extremely good communication from the owners regarding access, location and use of the apartment."

    One of the very few S/c properties we have used where recycling was made easily available. Excellent kitchen appliances, ( if like me you prefer to cook) practical and comfortable apartment. Very quiet location and with easy access to the town and beaches. Plenty of free street parking close by. The only disadvantage is 2 flights of stairs which is fine if you are fit!

    Thank you so much for staying with us & for taking the time to leave feedback. It is very much appreciated & means a lot to us as a small business. Take care x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very impressive apartment, great location and the communication from the owners was excellent."

    The views from around the apartment of the sea and the castle were an added bonus, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for staying with us & for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Kind regards, Elen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Really tasteful decor and everything you could need. Would definitely stay again.

    Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to leave lovely feedback - very much appreciated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent, quiet location - 1 minute walk from the beach, 7 minutes to great fish and chips and ice cream parlour."

    Easy to get onto the coastal path nearby. Great facilities- quality shower, loads of towels and the washing machine was a handy bonus. Kids (9 and 11) were pleased with bunk beds, and the tech - Amazon/Netflix/Alexa. Would definitely stay here again!

    Thanks Helen for staying with us and for taking the time to leave feedback - very much appreciated! Kind regards, Elen xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a great week in Criccieth, the apartment is ideally located within the village, in walking distance of everything on offer."

    A sea view from the front and a castle view from the back! What could be better! Netflix and Alexa were great too for when the weather took a turn now and again. Will book again hopefully.

    Hi John - many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback, it is much appreciated and hope we will be welcoming you back soon. Take care and thanks again, Elen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing property, great condition and we really enjoyed our stay, the kids loved the bunk beds!"

    Thanks for everything, Mike and Karen

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Good location clean warm & comfortable everything we needed for a nice birthday treat for me."

    Will go again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Amazing location, minutes from the sea."

    Great views from all the windows. Apartment was clean, spacious and very well equipped. Owners were very friendly and helpful. We had an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Alexa4.7Jul 2021

  • "A nice flat and really close to the beach, equipped with anything you would need for your stay."

    I liked the decor and some of the original Victorian features retained. A good holiday base

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2021

  • "Being on the 2nd floor allowed good views over the surrounding rooftops of both the sea and the castle."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely flat, very clean, and very near the beach."

    Had a brilliant break. Thank you again

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very comfy"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a marvellous time, apartment was in a perfect location."

    The glorious weather helped. E-.ails and contact from the owners was a great help in todays covid climate, thanks

    Reviewed by Marvin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Equipment and comfort in apartment 3 is to a very high standard."

    No expense has been spared. The only issue is access consists of two flights of stairs and carrying ones luggage or if elderly/disabled it can be an issue.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Close proximity to the beach and castle."

    Great size for 4 people. Kitchen had everything we needed. Plus it was lovely and warm too. We didn't like was the ladder on the bunk bed. My son said it was very uncomfortable to climb; also it is very short so you have to jump down from quite high up. Also, the small bedroom lacked storage - the toy chest does not equate to a chest of drawers plus it was broken. This room definitely needs new storage as we were unable to unpack our small cases.

    Reviewed by Shonagh4.1Feb 2020

  • "Been to North Wales lots of times over the years, but never managed to make it to Criccieth; what a lovely little town."

    Will definitely go back some time. The apartment was well equipped and beautifully situated just a couple of minutes walk to Marine Beach and a short stroll to Criccieth Castle, which is also visible from the bedroom window and kitchen. Chip shop, pubs and the local shop just a 10 minute walk away and a nice coastal walk on offer if you head in the opposite direction. The accommodation is well presented and cosy - the kids loved it, but the weather was pretty kind to us! Only thing I would add is that out of main holiday season everything shuts down for a couple of hours between 2pm and 5pm so if you are planning eating out factor that in to your agenda. Also the cashpoint seems to be permanently broken - you can get cash as the Post Office if all else fails.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2019

  • "No everything was lovely"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice place to stay, lots to see,"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "The apartment has been tastefully furnished and is very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2019

  • "The flat was exactly as described and the owners extremely kind and helpful."

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at Y Castell and look forward to visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2019

  • "This apartment was very comfortable and well-equipped."

    The location was very suitable for us as a base to explore North Wales, and within Criccieth itself with the beach at the end of the road, and just around the corner from the castle. The owners were very attentive and approachable, happy to help out with any questions or issues we might have had (we didn't have any).

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely apartment close to beach and amenities."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2019

  • "Spacious, well maintained and equipped apartment."

    sea views, which are not shown in photos, so better than expected. Great location for those wanting to explore the coast, Lynn peninsula as well as Snowdon. The owners and Syke exceeded expectations in sorting minor issue when we first arrived. thankyou

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2019

  • "All was fine thsnkyou"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent base for visiting north west Wales tourist locations, e."

    G. Snowdon, Portmeirion, insight to the slate industry, choice of mountain steam railways, and plenty of castles.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Jun 2019

  • "My English is 35 Years ago but the rooms are very good, Criccieth is a nice town and the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways are not far away."

    With best regards Dieter and Volker from Germany

    Reviewed by Dieter4.4May 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay in criccieth, apartment was just as described, very clean and comfortable and near to everything."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location, less than a minute away form the beach and a leisurely 5 minute walk from gorgeous Criccieth Castle."

    Perfect for Snowdon, Portmerion, Llyn Peninsula. Flat was clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Looking at past reviews, the flat now has a cheese grater and the mattresses were spring, not memory foam (shame, really - MF rules but it is divisive...). They obviously act upon reviews and are constantly improving, which is great. So here is one for you guys: there was no soap in the bathroom or kitchen and only half a toilet roll. Luckily we'd brought both but generally we'd find these included in the 'basics' from AirBnB and Booking. The other thing is that a prior tenant has completely destroyed the wok, which was rendered unusable (got pics if you want me to send them to you), which meant there was no non-stick pan of any kind (hard to fry anything without these). Let me reiterate that the above weren't big things/obstacles and would definitely and highly recommend the place.

    Reviewed by Denice4.7Apr 2019

  • "Flat was the cleanest we've come across."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2019

  • "Need a cheese grater in the kitchen and memory foam mattress are not to everyone’s liking."

    Great location, internet really good lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4Feb 2019

  • "Beds could be better"

    Reviewed by Carey4.4Dec 2018

  • "The apartment is very clean and comfortable."

    It is very well equipped. The owners are very helpful. Criccieth is a lovely place to stay as it is a quiet seaside town. We had views of the sea and the castle from the apartment. A super holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very happy with the accommodation"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2018

  • "This holiday was 100% perfection."

    .. definitely to be repeated!!!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was an amazing place to stay and had all the facilities we needed."

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week in this lovely accommodation."

    Fab location and great flat which had everything we needed for a family of four.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2018

  • "Couldn’t fault our stay here."

    Fantastic location, only a few minutes walk from the beach, castle, eateries and shops. Larger supermarkets can also be found just 10 minutes drive away in Porthmadog. The apartment was spotlessly clean, felt welcoming and was very well equipped with full sized fridge freezer and cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and ample cooking equipment. The owners have clearly thought of everything and it was a real home from home. Thank you for a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely location close to beach ."

    Nice as was also close to porthmadog and quick drive to black rock sands . We will be back next year

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2018

  • "A perfect, family seaside apartment."

    Generously sized, well appointed rooms with modern decor and plenty of towels, linen, cleaning basics etc. Good kitchen and lovely to have a sea view over breakfast! Well located, a very short stroll to the beach and a few minutes to the castle and then on into the village centre. Criccieth a great location for our young family with great beach to explore on the doorstep; will certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a great time."

    Used the beach at Abersoch as Criccieth very stony! Local facilities very good especially the ice cream and fish and chips shop. Weather was great for 5 of the 6 days.

    Reviewed by John4.0Aug 2017

  • "Brilliant place and would really recommend to anyone visiting the area"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2017

  • "We were so pleased with the apartment."

    It was as shown on your web page with no hidden problems. It was clean bright and a great base for us for our holiday. Well worth the money. Easy to find and easy parking. Peace and quiet which was just what we wanted. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2016

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  • All second floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking outside property on first come, first served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Seafront and promenade 1 min walk
  • Shop, pub and beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile signal can be intermittent.

The property

This spacious second floor apartment features a comfortable sitting room with dining area for those leisurely breakfasts and a separate, well-equipped modern kitchen with a view of Criccieth Castle.

Completing the accommodation are two comfortable bedrooms and a shower room.

A welcoming apartment for a couple or family.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 926578 and 926579, together they sleep 8.

Y Castell Holiday Apartments

Centrally located in the seaside village of Criccieth, these three modern apartments are situated in a large, three-storey Victorian property. The apartments are located less than 50 yards from the seafront and promenade on a quiet side street and within walking distance of the beach, castle, shops, pubs and restaurants. The apartment’s share a communal entrance hallway and each are accessed via a private entrance door. They are all well-equipped and offer warm and spacious accommodation with modern fitted kitchens and shower rooms, ideal for couples, friends and families. Enjoying some Victorian characteristics such as bay fronted sash windows and high ceilings, the apartments are light and airy and provide a great base. These lovely apartments can be booked individually or together to offer flexible accommodation and are perfectly located for exploring this beautiful coastline of North Wales. Close by is the Wales Coast Path for wonderful walks and the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli are easily reached, both are well worth exploring, with many miles of sandy beach and watersport opportunities. Within driving distance is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, the harbour town of Porthmadog, home of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways, and further afield is the Isle of Anglesey. There really is something for everyone in North Wales and these apartments can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 miles.

Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas